This book acts as a complement to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Fast Food Nation and The South Beach Diet. If you are among those people who are convinced about a low-carb diet but want some sort of assurance, then this book is for you. This book does an excellent job of convincing people to leave all those products that contain wheat (including "whole grain" and "whole wheat") from the list of carbs one might take after completing the phase I of South Beach diet.
I think it is a common knowledge that wheat which we know today is entirely different from what our parents and grandparents ate, forget about Paleolithic ancestors. Our body is not suited to handle it effectively. Besides celiac disease and diabetes, a host of other conditions can be alleviated by eliminating wheat (I would take this with a pinch of salt), and this book gives the scientific angle to it in case you are still wondering about it. More than a diet book, it should be considered as a scientific book replete with anecdotal evidence from Bill’s cardiology practice. Yes, there are still some doubts about a few things, but go for this book for the amount of advice given on how to lead a healthier life.